Libreation Of Ireland


 
See Top 7 Desktop OSs in Ireland from July 2008 to Sept 2015
The politics of Ireland have been complex but they were using GNU/Linux a lot back in 2008 according to StatCounter but there was a huge drop when “7” emerged. Slowly but surely, GNU/Linux is back in Ireland. This week has been great:

  • 2015-08-26 Thursday 6.02%
  • 2015-08-27 Friday 5.23%
  • 2015-08-28 Saturday 6.27%
  • 2015-08-29 Sunday 5.39%
  • 2015-08-30 Monday 5.43%
  • 2015-08-31 Tuesday 5.37%
  • 2015-09-01 Wednesday 5.59%

Then there are Chrome OS GNU/Linux and “Unknown” (probably Android on steroids) which add up to another couple of percent. It could be that school is back, governments love FLOSS or that organizations and individuals seek Free/Libre Open Source software, but it’s sure that freedom is gaining strength in Ireland.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
This entry was posted in Linux in Education, technology and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

6 Responses to Libreation Of Ireland

  1. DrLoser wrote, “Which one of those … is remotely complex?”

    None. It’s the combination. Prevented Ireland from entering the 21st century cleanly. Of course, M$ was not the only meddler. The English caused a lot of the problems by murdering folks and trying to hold onto the empire. Using FLOSS more is obviously a positive sign the Irish are getting their act together finally.

  2. DrLoser wrote, “Which province of Canada did Joe Borowski represent”.

    He was in Manitoba, ISTR. He is best known for running health-food stores and creating slow zones near controlled intersections to save lives in cases where folks ran red lights on highways.

  3. DrLoser says:

    Joe Borowski suddenly springs to mind.
    Remind me, Robert.
    Which province of Canada did Joe Borowski represent, and let’s be honest, this very complex man was quite clearly a son of that particular soil?

  4. DrLoser says:

    Northern Ireland, Catholicism, abortion, birth control etc. Then there was M$’s meddling …

    Which one of those, leaving your usual hobby-horse of M$ to one side, is remotely complex?

    Eire is not a third-world country, you know. Don’t judge it by your provincial Manitoban attitudes.

    As I say, the politics of Eire over the last century (if one assumes the century begins after the Civil Wars, or at least since the foundation of Fianna Fail in 1926), has been remarkably free of “complexity.”

    Usually to the detriment of the population. But, complexity? Pfui.

  5. DrLoser wrote, “Not entirely sure why you would consider Irish politics to be complex, Robert.”

    Northern Ireland, Catholicism, abortion, birth control etc. Then there was M$’s meddling …

  6. DrLoser says:

    Fianna Fail, Fianna Fail, Fianna Fail, Fianna Fail, Fine Gael, Fianna Fail, Fianna Fail, Fianna Fail, Fianna Fail?
    Not entirely sure why you would consider Irish politics to be complex, Robert.
    They were pretty straight-forward and easy to follow until the mad fuckers blew up the cash cow around 2007 or so.
    But I’m sure you can pin that one on Microsoft. Or Alien probes. Or something.

Leave a Reply